Is there any Doctors in the house?

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  1. kmackey32 profile image68
    kmackey32posted 9 years ago

    Yesterday my jaw started hurting, this morning I couldn't open my mouth it hurt so bad. I looked in the mirror tonight and it seems as though the left side of my neck is a tad swollen. My jaw also cracks when I open it. I looked online and TMJ was mentioned a lot. Should I go to the ER? Does anyone think its serious?

    1. yoshi97 profile image62
      yoshi97posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      If it affects your breathing, then yes it is serious. Otherwise it might be just a swollen gland. Regardless, if the condition persists over the next three days I would have it checked out.

    2. Jeffrey Neal profile image82
      Jeffrey Nealposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      <----Not a doctor.

      Could be symptomatic of tetanus.  Gotten any cuts or punctures lately?

      1. kmackey32 profile image68
        kmackey32posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Not that I can think off.

  2. kmackey32 profile image68
    kmackey32posted 9 years ago

    ok. Well it started yesterday, in the middle of the day, but no breathing problems, it even hurts to open my mouth to eat. Im thinking maybe I have a slipped disk in my jaw.

  3. Misha profile image70
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    I don't think there are any disks in a jaw. Get better soon Kristie smile

  4. kmackey32 profile image68
    kmackey32posted 9 years ago

    Hey Misha, whats up. I emailed you earlier today. But I read online that there is disks in a jaw, maybe I read wrong. I shall check again. lol Its always something with me isn't it?

    1. Misha profile image70
      Mishaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I replied to you a few hours ago smile

  5. Jewels profile image83
    Jewelsposted 9 years ago

    This would by symptomatic of several things Kmackey32 including muscle tension to tetanus.  I'd not be getting diagnosed via hubpages, your life is way too important than a discussion forum.

    1. kmackey32 profile image68
      kmackey32posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I know. I hate going to doctors. LOL

      1. Jewels profile image83
        Jewelsposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I used to have a very tight jaw and when it loosened, or in the course of it loosening, it would click allot.  All ok now.

        1. kmackey32 profile image68
          kmackey32posted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Yea I have had the clicking jaw for about a year now but it has never stopped.

      2. bpo-outsourcing profile image60
        bpo-outsourcingposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I think you should really consult a doctor. I have a friend who had the same problem, she went to a doctor and was immediately relieved. smile

        1. kmackey32 profile image68
          kmackey32posted 9 years agoin reply to this

          What was wrong with her?????

  6. kmackey32 profile image68
    kmackey32posted 9 years ago

    Yep, I googled it and a jaw does have disks and they can slip.

    1. Misha profile image70
      Mishaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      LOL I stand corrected then smile

  7. Jeffrey Neal profile image82
    Jeffrey Nealposted 9 years ago

    Might want to take yoshi's advice to see a doc if it persists.

  8. kmackey32 profile image68
    kmackey32posted 9 years ago

    oh i sorry, I checked my email for awhile after I sent it and didn't see anything. oops hadn't checked lately though.

  9. profile image0
    ralwusposted 9 years ago

    Just waht have you been doing with that jaw? wink

    1. kmackey32 profile image68
      kmackey32posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I knew that was coming eventually. lol

      1. Misha profile image70
        Mishaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        LOL I managed to bite on my tongue longer than Charlie tongue

        1. kmackey32 profile image68
          kmackey32posted 9 years agoin reply to this

          lol no but seriously it hurts bad. And no I wasn't doing things like what your thinking. lol

  10. profile image0
    ralwusposted 9 years ago

    I admire you for it too Misha. LOL

    1. Misha profile image70
      Mishaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      And i admire you for that, too smile

  11. profile image0
    ralwusposted 9 years ago

    Git yer mind out of the gutter girl. I was thinking lollypops. wink

    1. kmackey32 profile image68
      kmackey32posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Oh oh ok. LMAO

    2. Misha profile image70
      Mishaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I was thinking banana though, but lollipops will do, too wink

  12. profile image0
    ralwusposted 9 years ago

    kmackey, I got to go, so you get that checked out ya here. That popsickle will miss you I'm sure 'til ya do.

    1. kmackey32 profile image68
      kmackey32posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Ok. I may go to the ER if its still hurting in the morning instead of going to work.

      1. profile image0
        Nelle Hoxieposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        If it's not an emergency, you should call your primary care physician, much cheaper.

  13. habee profile image94
    habeeposted 9 years ago

    Hi, ralwus. I was wondering the same thing. That's why hubby won't take me to Dairy Queen any more. Dang! I should write a hub about that!

    Back to the topic, I had a friend once with that problem. It was an infected saliva gland. Hope you get better!

    1. kmackey32 profile image68
      kmackey32posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      hmm ok. Thank you that's the first I have heard of that.

  14. akeejaho profile image61
    akeejahoposted 9 years ago

    Have you had your Wisdom Teeth removed?

    1. kmackey32 profile image68
      kmackey32posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Oh yea years ago. I'm 33. smile

  15. kmackey32 profile image68
    kmackey32posted 9 years ago

    Does anyone else have any ideas??

  16. Lisa HW profile image65
    Lisa HWposted 9 years ago

    Having people guess on here isn't the greatest, but I may as all offer a "theory" too....

    I'm wondering if your neck is swollen because you have swollen lymph nodes, and if the swelling is enough to make your jaw a little out of whack.  Swollen lymph nodes in the neck (on one or both sides) can be felt if you feel the "dents" just below your ears and feel the area around there.  A cold, ear infection, broken skin on your head or neck, or any number of things could cause that.

    I couldn't resist mentioning that three of my wisdom teeth were just coming in when I was 33/34.  smile   It runs in the family.   smile

 
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